The 2015 class was struck once more with a decommitment. This time, it came as less of a shock to Michigan fans.
247Sports' Tom Loy confirmed the inevitable Friday night via Twitter that 4-star Shaun Crawford called U-M coach Brady Hoke and gave him his decommitment. Crawford's decommitment is the third Hoke has received in the 2015 class.
In the grand scheme of things, Crawford's exit does not necessarily mean the end of days for U-M. In a position that has some favorable depth already on roster, this class can afford to lose out on some talent (but you would obviously like to keep that talent). U-M also has two defensive back commits in the '15 class already (excluding Crawford, of course) in 4-stars Tyree Kinnel and Garrett Taylor.
Although Kinnel projects to be a safety, having Taylor committed makes the Crawford pill a little easier to swallow. Taylor fits the mold of what the coaching staff are looking for in their defensive backs: Tall and athletic to match-up with the even taller and athletic receivers in the Big Ten.
The biggest knock on Crawford has always been his height. Scout.com lists Crawford as 5'9 compared to Taylor who is 6'1. Although Crawford lacks the height, it doesn't mean he isn't worthy of his no. 9 defensive back ranking on Scout's databases.
No matter how you spin it, Crawford's decommitment is a loss for Michigan. However, this isn't a loss it can't recover from.